I had the pleasant opportunity to witness Replacire at Acoustic Café last March with local favorites No Remission and Xenosis. I didn’t know what to expect, but Xenosis lead guitarist Mark Lyon seemed very enthusiastic about them, so I decided to give them a chance. It’s a good thing I stuck around to watch them,… Continue reading My God, They’re Full of Hair! A Review of Replacire’s The Human Burden
Fear Factory has been making complex, challenging, industrial-tinged metal for over two decades now. With the release of 2012’s The Industrialist, the band went high concept with an album born from vocalist Burton C. Bell’s short story of a world in which machines battle not only man, but their own rapid obsolescence. In this… Continue reading Interview: Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory
By Anthony Quinn Carpanzano Edited by Heather Elizabeth Clegg and Matthew Foran In 1983, metal made its way into our Stamford neighborhoods. That is my recollection of it at least. Cousins Tony Truglio and Frank Cortese, two original members of Liege Lord, lived on my street at the time. The guys were knee deep into… Continue reading The Legend of the Lord
REALLY IMPORTANT LIFE-CHANGING NEWS: Baldwin, Carrie, and I will be taking an awesome field trip next week to the Death To All show in New York City. In case you’re unfamiliar, Death To All is a tribute to Chuck Schuldiner with proceeds benefiting Sweet Relief, a charity that provides financial support to professional musicians with… Continue reading AltCtrl to Death to All!
By Laurie Lawless Originally published in The Mercurial. Moving away from making music to providing an outlet for it was a crucial turning point in Steve Rodgers’s life. It was 2003 when he decided to open The Space, an all ages concert venue, in an old, beat down 1960s industrial park in Hamden, Connecticut.… Continue reading The Spaceland Ballroom Completes Rodgers’ Hamden Music Trifecta
What is hardcore music? At age soon-to-be-29, I think I’m finding out. I had pictured it involving a lot of visors, “junt-junts,” and guitar players squatting angrily while playing their riffs. But as it turns out – I think – it’s much more punk than I’d imagined. Judging from some random shows at the Heirloom,… Continue reading Your Teacher Listens to Hardcore? A Review of Empty Vessels’ Waves of Waves
In my opinion, a band is great when they can not only showcase their musicians’ skills, but do so in the confines of composing enjoyable songs. A lot of people can shred but what they write might be bland wankery. And a lot of people write great hooks but don’t blister faces with solos. With… Continue reading Bair Grills… Rise and Fall by Continuum